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Can I afford a cruise?
If you can afford to take a hotel-based vacation, you can afford to take a cruise. There are cruises available at a range of prices -- from moderate to luxury -- and all represent perhaps the best value for your vacation dollar.
What do I get for my money?
Your cruise price includes your cabin, all meals, entertainment, parties and, of course, all transportation between all the ports on your itinerary. Alcoholic beverages, port charges and optional shore excursions are not included in the basic price.
Will I feel bored or confined on board?
Never! Onboard activities begin at dawn and go into the wee hours of the night. The scenery is constantly changing, and every port is filled with new and exciting opportunities for exploration.
What can I do on a ship?
You may wish to lounge on deck by the pool with a good book, swim, windsurf, water-ski, sail a Sunfish or explore in a Zodiac. Join the Captain on the always-open bridge as he plots the course for the next landfall or unwind with a cool drink and your favorite song in the piano bar.
How long do cruises last?
Star Clippers offers cruises that range from three to 37 nights.
Is airfare included in my cruise price?
Star Clippers offers both a cruise-only price and an AIR/SEA price that includes connecting airfare, transfers between the airport and ship and baggage handling. In some instances, only the cruise-only fare is available. The prices shown on our site are typically cruise-only, but our cruise counselors will gladly provide an air-inclusive price if requested.
What's a shore excursion?
That's a term that refers to organized activities off the ship, in port, that are typically purchased from the cruise line.
Are all Star Clippers cruise ships the same?
The Star Clipper and Star Flyer are similar ships and have a guest capacity of 170. The Royal Clipper is a little larger, with a guest capacity of 220.
Will I need a passport?
All cruises now require proof of citizenship. Star Clippers requires a passport on all cruises. Visas may also be required on the more exotic itineraries. Your cruise counselor will advise you on documents you will need depending on your itinerary. For more information, click here.
Is a cruise suitable for families with kids?
Star Clippers ships do not offer any programs or activities for kids.
Are cruises suitable for single travelers?
Cruising is very popular with single travelers. The single supplement charged by Star Clippers varies by sailing. Your cruise counselor can advise you of the supplement at the time of booking.
Are cruises really that popular?
You better believe it! More than ten million people will cruise in the next year, and cruising routinely earns the highest ratings in customer satisfaction among all vacation categories. Once you try it, you'll be hooked.
What is a Day at Sea?
A Day at Sea is a full day spent sailing between two ports. Most cruises include one or more Days at Sea.